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Old 01-24-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Can we paint over stained alderwood cabinets?

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As long as the stain is thoroughly dry. You will have to prep and prime before painting them though.

1. Make sure they are spotless.
2. Sand or treat chemically to rough up the surface
3. Apply a quality primer/underlay. I would use an alkyd but a bonding latex type will work fine.
4. Apply two coats of acrylic finish.

If you plan to use an oil finish, you need a solvent based alkyd primer for sure.

It is easier and will go faster if you can remove the cabinet doors and lay them out flat in the garage or something.
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Thanks a lot...I really appreciate it.
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You are probably going over a lacquered surface. Follow the steps sdsester listed. You should be able to find a high-bonding, sandable acrylic primer, such as Sierra Performance Grip-Tek. They make a polyurethane/acrylic finish called Beyond. This system is zero-VOC and very high-quality. Find more at:
www.rustoleumibg.com
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Can we paint over stained alderwood cabinets?
Typically, when I paint over stained surfaces such as cabinets or trim I like to use a Red Scotchbrite pad to take the shine off. Then I like to use Wax & Grease Remover to wipe the surface down. Next, I'll use Sherwin Williams PrepRite Bonding Primer. You can have it tinted to match what you are painting. Lastly, apply your finish paint. I really like the ProClassic paint from Sherwin Williams. It drys real hard and wipes down easily.
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As Braniks suggests, use a good quality paint store paint. I tended to use Benjamin Moore most but would not complain for an instant if asked to use Sherwin Williams. Just stay away from the box store crap.
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